We learned about two closures in our neighborhood…
The Zenith Gallery (413 7th Street NW) will be closing its current location at the end of February 2009 after a 22 year run. What is clear from the press release is that Margery Goldberg, the founder and proprietor of Zenith, will stay engaged in the arts business via managing, curating, consulting, commissioning and acquiring activities. The Zenith Community Arts Foundation will also maintain its ongoing activities. They have announced their intent to open a space in The Arts at 5th and I, the Donohoe project in the Mount Vernon Triangle that will include a hotel, residences and a jazz club. A number of closing events are planned which we’ll post as the date approaches.
A PQ Living reader pointed us to the stories that narrate The Bead Museum’s (400 7th Street NW) closing after an 11 year run as they were not able to support continuing operations with current income. They might have gotten some good synergy with the once proposed Textile Museum Annex which would have been across the street from where the Inauguration Superstore is now set up (see our post from earlier today). It looks as though history has something else in mind. The Bead Museum’s last day will be December 31st.